Amateur Athlete: Jonathon Munoz Part 2

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A teenager without a true family and without a real home is finding success through his community and the game of football. Jonathon Munoz’s success continues to be the work of caring community members. The Dykstra family took him in when he was in 8th grade and in trouble. The Navarro … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz: September 6th

North Medford rebounds from a Week One loss to destroy McKay at Spiegelberg Stadium. Grants Pass gets a non-league win against West Linn. Ashland rides another rout to a 2-0 non-league record. North Valley continues to prove it’s for real. Our Game of the Week comes down to the final minutes as Cascade Christian edges … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Bohn, Shipley Excelling in Class A

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two former Southern Oregon baseball stars are putting summer slumps behind them and streaking in the minor leagues. Former Phoenix Pirate Justin Bohn is currently playing for the Miami Marlins’ Class A affiliate, Greensboro Grasshoppers. After hitting only .177 with the Marlins’ short season affiliate, Bohn is now batting .345 with two … Continue reading »

GP Blows Late Lead, Loses in Title Game

MEDFORD, Ore. – If the Grants Pass Nuggets could take away the bottom of the 8th inning, they would have likely forced a winner-take-all championship game against the Post 58 Canyon Crushers. Unfortunately for the Nuggets, that 8th inning is in the books. Much like the rest of the AAA American Legion State Tournament, GP … Continue reading »

Nuggets Outlast Dirtbags

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Grants Pass Nuggets fought off elimination for the second day in a row. The Nuggets knocked the Salem Post 20 Dirtbags out of the American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win. The Nuggets and Dirtbags were tied 3-3 in the top of the 9th, but Grants Pass scored four runs. … Continue reading »

Nuggets Clip Barbers to Stay Alive

  MEDFORD, Ore. – The Grants Pass Nuggets faced extra innings for the second day in a row at the AAA American Legion State Tournament, but on Friday the Nuggets finished on top. Grants Pass trailed the Portland Barbers 3-0 in the 4th inning, but GP continued to chip away at the lead until ultimately … Continue reading »

Nuggets Continue Turnaround

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – For years Grants Pass struggled to finish above .500 in the American Legion Zone 4. The last two years, however, the Nuggets wrote a different story. With 20 league wins in two years, the team’s confidence is sky high, but it all started last year with the right mix of talent. … Continue reading »

Mustangs End League Play on High Note

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Mustangs sweep Grants Pass in a doubleheader on Tuesday night. Medford was trailing the Nuggets 4-2 with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning in Game 1. That’s when Charlie Walker cracked a three-run walk-off home run to win the game. Grants Pass would have a quick response … Continue reading »

Two Nations Collide at St. Mary’s

MEDFORD, Ore. – Baseball may be known as America’s pastime, but it’s played worldwide, and on the St. Mary’s baseball field this week, two cultures collided. “We just had an idea four years ago to bring some kids to Oregon,” Perth head coach Steve Fish says, “and we had some contacts and host families to … Continue reading »

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